Positions, Internships, and Fellowships

We have the following openings:


Fellow:  An MPH or ABD

An MPH or ABD in epidemiology/public health, psychology, or closely related field is required. Other skills as described above.  The starting salary is $35,000-40,000/year for a full-time position.

Learn first-hand about the Washington policy scene by gaining hands-on experience! We are a non-profit think tank that makes a difference in the lives of millions of adults and children. We work closely with the national and international media to get our message out to the public. We connect with policy makers and decision makers on a national level to change public policy. We work with independent researchers from around the country to bring fair, unbiased and non-corporate-funded information to the public about timely health issues such as the safety of medical products and treatments, dating violence, women’s health, affordable health care, and so much more.

The ideal candidate will be attentive to details, well-organized, dedicated to health issues, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and work well individually and as part of a team.  Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to critique quantitative research data on medical or public health issues and to explain it in an interesting way to a lay audience. This is a part-time (at least 32 hours/week) or full-time 6-month position, eligible for renewal or promotion after 6 months.  Our office is a few blocks from the White House.

We will fill this position asap, so do not apply if you are not available soon. To learn more about us, check out www.center4research.org and www.stopcancerfund.org. No calls please. Please send your resume and cover letter describing how your interests and expertise fits our work as soon as possible to info@center4research.org.  Include your available starting date and numbers of hours per week in your cover letter. Please note: this is not a telecommuting position.

The Lenora Moody fellowship offers a monthly stipend plus a public transportation subsidy for a 6-month commitment. This fellowship is for a graduate student or graduate who wants to focus on improving policies, screening, and prevention on the topic of women and lung cancer.

For more information or to apply, call 202-223-4000 or write us at info@stopcancerfund.org

Individuals interested in applying should send a cover letter, resume, and brief (2-3 pages) writing sample to the above email.


Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall Internships are available for undergraduate or graduate students and recent graduates, as well as professionals on sabbatical or making a career change. They must be available at least 16 hours/wk for at least 3 months. Most summer internships are at least 32 hrs/week.

Interns and fellows are usually not paid but are given a transportation subsidy to defray the costs of commuting to our office in Washington, DC, near the White House.

As an intern or fellow at the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund, you will learn to do one or more of the following:

  • Scrutinize research and translate findings into easy to understand, user-friendly articles on cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and disease management.
  • Work with coalitions and coordinate with cancer service providers, researchers, and advocates both nationally and locally in Washington, D.C.
  • Educate opinion leaders and policy makers on issues relating to cancer prevention and treatment.
  • Prepare press releases and other media materials to ensure the timely and accurate dissemination of information about cancer prevention and treatment and health policies.
  • Manage social media to raise awareness about cancer prevention and treatment.
  • Assist with all aspects of our Annual Foremother and Health Hero Awards luncheon at the historic Mayflower Hotel
  • Assist with fundraising to help prevent cancer and help patients find the best treatments
  • Research answers to questions sent to us through our Health Hotline.

In addition to assisting staff, interns may be permitted to develop and carry out their own projects, provided they further the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund’s mission.

Most CPTF internships are unpaid, with a small public transportation stipend.  However, in Fall 2018, we are accepting applications for the Janice Bilden Cancer Prevention internship:  This internship is limited to a graduate student or young professional with a graduate degree.  This intern will focus on reviewing new studies and updating our web articles to reflect the latest research on cancer prevention, including diet, exercise, and other health habits as well as avoiding dangerous exposures. Stipend is $500/month for 3-6 months.  For more information about our internships and application procedure, see http://www.center4research.org/about-us/jobs-fellowships-internships-volunteers/

If you’re interested in an internship, please send a resume and cover letter describing the dates and time commitment (hrs/week) you are available to info@stopcancerfund.org. As with most non-profits, internship stipends are rarely available, so please describe any financial requirements.